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Till absurdity did us apart: weird reasons why people get divorced

Marriages aren't always made in heaven. But getting out of them can be just as hellish. Several Indians have cited absurd reasons to rid themselves of their partner. And some even got their way...

brunch Updated: May 31, 2014 17:58 IST
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Marriages aren't always made in heaven. But getting out of them can be just as hellish. Several Indians have cited absurd reasons to rid themselves of their partner.

And some even got their way...

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"My wife wears pants"
March 2014: For this Mumbai resident, his wife's sartorial choices were just too "modern". The high court, however, didn't quite agree.

"Out, damn spot"
April 2009: He thought he would please her by cleaning the house, but when he decided to break down a "dirty" wall, she thought he took it too far.

"Not her!"
January 2012: An Italian man thought his wife would be thrilled to see her mother-in-law on their honeymoon. She was not.

"She doesn't fold clothes, cook"
May 2012: A 30-year-old went to the Bombay High Court saying his wife was so cruel that she didn't do his housework. The court ruled against him (we wonder why).

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"He's the ugliest creation of God"
December 2013: This man was obviously not the object of her affection, and the family court thought it was only fair he be given a way out.

"Just where are your manners, anyway?"
January 2014: For a Kuwaiti woman, discovering that her husband didn't use a fork to eat peas was a deal-breaker.

"He won't let me eat gol gappa"
February 2014: We know pani puri loyalties run deep, but for this Bhopal woman to want to leave her husband over it? Even her lawyer was unconvinced.

"He snores too much"
February 2014: This reason piqued not one, but two Gurgaon women. Neither got their divorce, though.

From HT Brunch, June 1
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